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Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a partnership between Von Steuben High School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Exelon, in order to help high school students earn college credit in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel To Rauner: Keep Your School Funding Promise

Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged to hold Gov. Bruce Rauner to his promise to increase education funding, now that the Republican venture capitalist has been sworn in as governor.


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School Administrators Plan Push To Overhaul Public Schools

A group of school administrators has outlined a plan to change curricula and modify some hiring practices, in an effort to improve school performance; but overhauling school funding has proven to be a thorny issue.


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Lawmakers Seek Public Input On Plan To Revamp School Funding

State lawmakers who have predicted huge property tax hikes for suburban homeowners under a measure to overhaul funding for public schools have invited the public to provide input on the plan Tuesday night in Arlington Heights.


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Thompson Center Rally Seeks Public Funds For Private Schools

Students, teachers and parents staged a big rally for so-called “school choice” at the Thompson Center today, trying to make sure their voices are heard in the debate over school funding.


First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.


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Gary Schools Scrap Summer Programs Due To Budget Woes

Summer school in Gary, Ind., isn’t what it used to be, and a budget deficit is to blame.

WBBM Newsradio–07/11/2011

A billboard in Gary, Indiana promoting Gary public schools.  (Credit: CBS)

Gary Public Schools Campaigning To Get Kids Back

There’s a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.

CBS 2–06/14/2011

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Group: Public School Funding Methods Violate Civil Rights

The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2011

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Fewer, Poorer Kids In Illinois Schools

A new report shows Illinois now with fewer, and poorer, schoolchildren.


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‘Moment Of Silence’ Law May Return

An Illinois law requiring a daily moment of silence in public schools may be set to make a comeback after being blocked for two years.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

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Public Schools Welcome Tax Increase

School districts across the state are breathing a little easier today after the tax increase passed the state legislature overnight.